Megan Fox may be starring in the new Michael Bay-directed reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but her deep admiration for the famed 1980s cartoon is nothing new. As a matter of fact, she’s had a thing for one ninja turtle in particular for quite some time.
According to Cover Media, the 28-year-old actress recently sat down for an interview with MTV. She discussed details about the upcoming film, and shared some personal information about her love for the series. She revealed that she’s had a crush on Michelangelo since she was a teenager. He was actually her “first crush.”
“My first crush, and everyone thinks this is really weird, but little girls have crushes on animated characters, and my first crush was Michaelangelo,” Fox laughed.
The Transformers actress, who stars in the new science-fiction action-comedy film alongside Will Arnett, Johnny Knoxville and Whoopi Goldberg, also shared her excitement and anticipation toward the release of the movie. “So I’m super excited. They were my favorite movies as a kid. That was my thing. Way, way more so than Star Wars or in later years, still more than Lord of the Rings. It was always Ninja Turtles.”
Arnett also weighed in with interesting facts about the upcoming film, sharing a few details about the set and production. “There is time in the sewers. There is time in the lair. There’s all of it,” Will said of the movie’s sets. “I think we’ve done a really good job in staying true to the mythology and then telling a new story, telling a new version.”
The new film will be Fox’s first since welcoming her second son, Bohdi, with her husband, former 90210 star Brian Austin Green back in February.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on August 8, 2014.
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